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Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe

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Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Mental Health
Question: I have insomnia real bad. I have been taking medication for it but its just not getting better . i had a sleep study done and they just say i have insomia. now they stop with the meds and i stay away almost all night i might get 3 hours of sleep
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

Insomnia diagnosed by a sleep study should still be treated with medication. If Ambien worked well for you, then I would recommend speaking to your doctor about prescribing Ambien 5mg nightly at bedtime. This will treat insomnia very well, and help you feel better.

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Brief Answer:
Followup

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I would look for a different doctor. If you are limited to over the counter options, Benadryl is an excellent option. I would take 25 to 50mg nightly. Another good option is melatonin, 3mg to 10mg nightly. These are both very helpful.

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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 16 minutes later
Dr. Sheppe he would not prescribed this medication to me any more. so I have been taking over the counter medication that really don't work for me, and its just making my stomach hurt.

like i said i have taken all those you name and it does not help me. I guess nothing will be helping me over the counter.
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Followup

Detailed Answer:
Another option your doctor might prefer because it is not a controlled substance is trazodone, which is a safe and effective prescription medication for insomnia.



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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 40 minutes later
already tired it . thanks for taking the time out and giving you your medical observation. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 2 hours later
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Followup

Detailed Answer:
You are most welcome.

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